The newly-named Parts Canada Amateur Sport Bike Championship series for middleweight machinery is one of the key development classes in competition. Last season, Jean-Francois Aubin of St-Jerome, QC. won the Amateur Sport Bike crown on a Suzuki GSX-R600, and will be a rookie Pro to watch in 2018 CSBK National action.
Parts Canada will also back a new initiative recognizing the “Hardest Charger” in Amateur Sport Bike action. A comparison of best lap times between Qualifying and each Race will determine the winner of the “Parts Canada Hardest Charger” for that event.
Competitors will only be allowed to win this special bonus once per season, so in the case of a repeat best effort, the second best racer will get the Award. At the completion of the CSBK tour at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park August 12, the results for the season will be tabulated and an overall Parts Canada Amateur Sport Bike Hardest Charger Champ will be crowned.
Parts Canada will also provide support for contests and social media giveaways prior to and during National events, encouraging participation by fans, spectators and competitors.
Parts Canada is a national distributor of aftermarket parts and accessories for the Canadian power sports industry. With distribution centers in Calgary, AB, and London, ON, Parts Canada have the ability to offer next day delivery from coast to coast.
Parts Canada are long-time supporters of motorcycle sport in Canada, and currently back Yamaha YZF-R6 mounted Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike National Champ Tomas Casas of Peterborough, ON. Among the products offered by Parts Canada are HJC, Z1R, Icon, Alpinestars, Thor, Hot Bodies Racing, Drag Specialties, Rinehart Racing, Yoshimura, Moose and DP Brakes.
The 2018 Mopar CSBK tour kicks off at Shannonville Motorsport Park east of Belleville, ON, May 24-27. The opening round using the 11 turn, 2.45-km “Pro Circuit” at S.M.P. is the 230th event in the 38-year history of the CSBK National Series.
Reigning National overall number one plate holder Jordan Szoke of Lynden, ON., has won the opening race at Shannonville for the past five years and aims to make it six in a row on his Express Lane BMW S1000RR Superbike.